I was at the V.A hospital yesterday and decided to stop in the commissary for some U.S military caps for some vets at my legion post and was really disappointed.
Every hat , and yes even the Marine hats were made in China even though they had the official Marine, Army , etc. sponsored label on them. I had no option but to buy them as the guys really wanted new hats.
I also looked at the American flags and you got it, Made In China. I found this to be appalling .
I talked to the manager of the commissary about this and he shook his head and said " you go try and find and American made hat , let me know where to buy them and I'll sell them" .
As for the flag, he just schrugged his shoulders and walked away.
Recently saw a movie via DVD of same name very interesting. Where upon a family took the meaning of Xmas to have no Chinese made products provided as gifts and remove current Chinese products from the home until Xmas season passed. It was really eye-opening in all the products the family had in their home even to include some furniture. The kids cried losing their toys and the father w/o his Xbox and the mother w/o a coffee maker. This was in response to tainted lead toys, cheap Chinese goods or simply the over-whelming crux of it all. practically all Xmas lights were "made in China" label and further if anything wasn't, was expensive, way expensive. The father made his own string of lights using his skills and soldered non-Chinese items but that string of lights costed $166 excluding his labor. Check it out.
Here is the web link: http://www.xmaswithoutchina.com/